The Latest in 3D Laser Scanning Services: Artec Suing Creality Over 3D Scanners
Artec claims creality copied code
Creality 3D technology allegedly copied a code from Artec Europe’s 3D scanners and has since been sued by Artec. They have requested a restraining order with the intent not to allow the funds to be distributed from the CR -can lizard.
More than $4 million has been raised by those interested in 3D scanning technology. The lawsuit against Creality involves patent and copyright infringement on their 3D laser scanning services. Artec worries that they would be harder to reverse. Artec got the restraining order to prevent them from transferring their funds to China.
Creality produces affordable printers, best known for their Ender 2 Pro and Ender 3 Pro. Artec produces a $29,800 professional 3D scanning printer. The average person wouldn’t usually buy the Artec professional scanning printer, the cost of it being one reason. The Creality Ender 3 Pro starts at $219 on the Creality website. The difference between the Ender 3 Pro and the Artec is the Ender 3 is not a 3D scanning printer. It can print in 3D, but you cannot scan and print any object you point at.
Creality has upped its technology by producing a scanning printer similar to Artec’s 3D laser scanning printer. In addition, they offer resin 3D printers, fully enclosed 3D printers, laser engravers, and all types of parts and accessories.
Allegedly, Artec claims that former employees leaked improper codes when they went to work for Jimuyida. From here, it was assumed that these former employees helped craft Creality’s new 3D scanning printer.
Out of the few things that Creality said in response to this, they reassured that this is not the case and that Jimuyida developed the codes for the 3D scanning services without help from former Artec employees. One concern may be, how would they truly know if they helped with the code or not if they deny it?
The court case regarding Artec and Creality is still open and available for the public to view the court files.